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Great Lakes By Design: In Scene


Design Corner

  • Thea 
the artistic and minimalist table designed by Versteel in collaboration with Roberto Lucci
  • Epoxy tables 
a series of custom coffee tables from repurposed, fallen beech and oak trees

Design Spotlight


  • Beautifully designed 
a Chicago-based interior designer who has paired artistic craft with business acumen as an entrepreneur with a deft eye for interior architecture
  • The museum school 
a former museum site in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan is transformed into an innovative public school concept
  • The beachfront aerie 
a renovation of a waterfront cottage into an open and bright modern beach home by the collaborative team of Rock Kauffman Design and New Urban Home Builders LLC (above)
  • Zinc planes 
the bold and artful home that unfolds in an intentional manner as landscape and layout, openings and planes, provide striking, yet sheltered, impression in a Chicago neighborhood
  • Woven home
 the co-founders and principal designers of an Illinois-based studio share a passion for great design and creating spaces for clients to live beautifully
  • Frame work (pictured) 
a family-owned and –operated custom window and millwork supplier helping clients navigate the process of selecting windows and doors
  • Livable art 
the Royal Oak, Michigan-based designer creating livable art for clients


  • Palatial stage (pictured) 
the renovation of a historic theater weaving together compelling elements of the past, present, and future in Saint Paul, Minnesota


  • The cocktail lounge 
the two-time, James Beard Foundation Outstanding Bar Program semifinalist set in an unassuming, two-story building in the Historic Mitchell Street Neighborhood of Milwaukee

Creative Endeavors

  • Storied time
 an independent watch company born out of a passion for timepieces and inspired by the experiences others have with them
  • Design in commerce 
the winners of the second, Detroit-based competition program aimed at honoring local, small businesses and highlighting the impact good design can have on communities and people


On the cover: Maru Sushi + Grill;
Courtesy Design Core Detroit Maru Sushi + Grill, Detroit, MI
3 Lyons Creative; Courtesy Design Core Detroit

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